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Intuition Ale Works
Active Beers: 102
Beer Ratings: 620
Beer Avg: 3.88
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar ]
720 King St
phone: (904) 683-7720
(Place added by: azorie on 12-26-2010)
Ratings & Reviews
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| Reviews: 13 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $
Visiting Jacksonville and wanted to check out what it had to offer for craft beer. Planned on hitting Bold City, but we drove by and it looked like an outdoor frat party. We skipped it and went to Intuition instead, and I'm glad we did.
Maybe I'm getting old, but the ambiance was exactly what I wanted. Simple, low lit, a bar where beer is poured, and tables at which to drink it. Also, it was low key-- crowded enough to instill confidence in the product, but not so packed that you couldn't get to the bar to order.
I tried the DIPA, IPA, a Saison, and a hoppy amber, and to me, they were all spot on. The hoppy beers were well attenuated with great flavor and aroma, and the Saison was light and crisp with just the right amount of farmhouse funk and spice. I certainly got the impression that had I jumped around the tap list a bit more, I wouldn't have been disappointed.
The service was fine. I found the bartenders helpful, attentive, and accommodating, though granted I don't think I was a very demanding patron.
The selection was amazing. Any brewery with a tiny little brewhouse that's able to keep 14 tasty brands on tap while canning three of them is impressive as far as I'm concerned. They had enough bases covered to please most of the nose-in-the-air types: Pale, IPA, DIPA, malty amber, hoppy amber, imperial stout, saison, wit, golden, tripel, barrel aged, etc. Good enough for me.
No food available, but that's not the point. Good place to come after dinner, plus you can have pizza delivered.
Finally, I'm from Boston, and as far as I'm concerned, $4 and $5 dollar pours are BARGAIN PRICED. Where I'm from, pours in a place like Intuition would be $7 and $8, so my bill at the end of the night was positively refreshing. I would give my left eye for a brewery of this caliber with a tap room like theirs at prices like these to be around the corner from me.
Great place! Highly recommended!
08-24-2012 04:06:24 |
More by rferrell
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
Stopped in this past Tuesday night, as Tropical Storm Debbie passed overhead. Torrential downpour, standing water in the streets kinda thing. Definitely in need of a place to hole up for a couple hours. Fortunately the power didn't go out.
Second time down here from western PA, actually. First time was back in January, a few months after they opened.
I'm going to make the claim (which I know some Cigar City fan will have a problem with) that this is the best brewery in Florida. The atmosphere is industrial and unpretentious, the crowd is friendly and chatty, and both times the service was attentive, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. And the selection? Both times they had 15-18 beers on for us to try. The first time down in January they had SIX DIFFERENT IPA's on tap. Six. In January they were hoping to get a canning system set up within a year, and last week they already had it running. 2 6-packs of I-10 IPA to take back north? Why, thank you!
I could never live in Florida but I will find any excuse I can to get back to Jacksonville. This place is incredible and getting better.
07-02-2012 15:40:37 |
More by MikeFromMarsPA
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $
Located in a more industrial section of King Street (near Roselle Avenue), Intuition Ale works appears as a grey warehouse with the simple logo on the side of the building. Intuition has a main tasting room which is decorated with natural wood floors, a medium sized wooden bar and several black high tables throughout the room. It can occommodate about 75 people comfortably before it starts to get really crowded. There is an overflow bar located in the brewery itself which has a much larger space, a huge wooden bar, picnic tables and some simple games for kids like toss across and such. On weekends and during special release nights, you'll find both bar areas crowded, filled with the beerish folks of Jacksonville, FL.
A: Atmosphere is modern and fun. The crowd is generally a mix of college aged students, working stiffs from the Riverside area, and downtown businessmen looking for a diversion on the ride home. There are slates with the latest beer offerings scribbled on them throughout and there is one flat screened TV for sports and whatnot.
Q: Quality of their beer is outstanding. I can't wait for Intuition to begin bottling and canning operations this year so they can show off what they can do to the rest of the world. All of their beers are brewed on-site, and the selection rotates based on what's fresh out of the fermenters or aging barrels.
S: Service is outstanding. The staff is very friendly and will help you select a great beer based on what you like if you're clueless as to what to try. They will offer you a small sample of the beers if you've never tried them before, or an around the world selection of various styles for a small fee.
Sel: Selection is also great. The only reason I didn't rate them a 5.0 is that it's sometimes nice to try a guest beer from another brewery, and Intuition really isn't into that. They prefer their brands, which is fine. All of their beers are excellent. Expect to recieve your beers in a pint, snifter or a glass mug (for beer club members) with a dog tag attached that has your name on it. Prices start about $5.00 for pints and 10 oz pours. They also sell quart and gallon growlers for serious fans.
F: Food isn't served in-house, but more often than not, they do have a local company on the premises offering up food to the thirsty crowd. They do this by means of supporting local food trucks by letting them park and serve out next to the loading dock, or inside the tasting room for pizza nights and the like.
V: Value is excellent. Where can you get a double hopped Belgian Tripel for $5 a pint? How about a pint of world class breakfast stout aged in whiskey barrels for 22 months for the same price? Nowhere.
01-06-2012 16:42:42 |
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